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his policies against mitt romney's and how the president's policies will build out the middle class, and how romney's policies will build out the 1%, but it makes him focus or let's the focus be on what romney has actually done throughout his lifetime. on his taxes we see that he has invested in foreign countries with secret corporations in bermuda, banks in the cayman islands, switzerland -- >> a lot of americans invest in foreign countries. doesn't mean they're less patriotic. >> but it means that mitt romney's policies are not focused on building out the middle class in america. that's where i think it comes down. the contrast between somebody that really understands what it is and what policies need to be put in place for the strength of this country to come from the strength in the middle class and he can also put in there the auto bailout, carol. we all know that mitt romney -- >> i don't know. >> exactly. >> patriotism is personal for me. i have my own personal beliefs, what you think is patriotic but patriotism to me doesn't have anything to do with the economy. >> let me te
delivering key speeches on u.s. foreign policy. ing in fact, mr. romney is about to speak in minutes. governor romney spent yesterday attacking mr. obama for international crises from the killing of americans in libya to the anti-american uprising in much of the muslim world. is this missile test a new talking point? the former chief speechwriter for george w. bush and his defense secretary donald rumsfeld. he joins us from the american enterprise institute in wash where he writes on foreign policy and defense issues. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm good. thank you so much for joining us. this is a chance for mr. romney to look presidential at a time when polls show strong support for mr. obama's foreign policy is slipping. you are a former speechwriter. what does governor romney need to say today? >> well, it is interesting because president obama -- just a few weeks ago president obama was boasting about his foreign policy achievements and mocking mitt romney for how little foreign policy experience he has. it is a difference what a couple of weeks makes. as you
be rather jaded. but the fact of the matter is what mitt romney is trying to convey is is that his policies will be better. you might like president obama as a person, carol, but his policies haven't worked for the past four years. >> some republicans think that's not such a good strategy. they think that mitt romney should be just as hard on president obama as he has been in the past and the softening of issues only confuses republican voters, especially core voters. >> it's not his job to be outwardly partisan. he's supposed to be the states man. he's the one supposed to be talking about ideas. allow the super pacs to be do that, these outside groups tending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads, let them be the ones who go out and attack barack obama, not mitt romney. so in many ways i think there's a level of frustration with the romney campaign from conservatives that it has not been as effective. the unemployment rate is over 8%. republicans think they should be winning and right now it's neck and neck if not a bit of a lead for president obama. >> of course the presidenti
with mr. netanyahu. >> an interesting time to be at the united nations. >>> mitt romney is on the national stage today. he's talking foreign policy at the clinton global initiative. he says foreign aid must be tied to american values. >> to foster work and enter prize price in the middle east and other places, i'll put in place prosperity pacts. it will identify barriers to sbre entrepreneurship in developing nations. they'll receive u.s. assistance packages focusing on developing the institutions of liberty. >> we saw a lighter side of mr. romney. he opened with a joke after former president bill clinton, who backs barack obama, introduced him. >> it's an honor to be here this morning. i appreciate your kind words and that introduction is very touching. if there's one thing we have learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. [ applause ] >> and mr. romney used part of his speech to push a theme of his campaign, reiterating he would never apologize for america. >>> from politicians to philanthropists, the clinton global i
of college today can't find a job or a college level job. on both fronts, this president's policies have not worked for the young people of america. >> their first debate happens on wednesday. the romney team is downplaying expectations. romney advisor beth myers distributes this memo explaining why the president is probably going to do better. she says that president obama is one of the most talented political communicateors in modern history. this will be his eighth one-on-one presidential debate and romney's first. the president will use his ample rhetorical gifts to attack romney. obama won the debates against john mccain if 2008 by double digits. it is not just the romney team that is trying to lower expectations. check out what obama's senior campaign advisor said recently. >> look, mitt romney, i think, has an advantage because he has been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year. he even bragged that he was declared the winner in 16 of those debates. so i think in that sense having been through this much more recently than president obama, i think he starts
barack obama. 43% mitt romney. a ten-point spread in crucial ohio. obama is beating romney, double digits on national security, health care, on taxes, crisis management and overall foreign policy. double digit leads in that poll just released today. one of our go-to guys, peter hamby joins me from washington, one of our political reporters. peter hamby, give it to us bluntly. how bad is this particular poll for mitt romney? >> it is it is very, very bad brooke and one number you mentioned there, obama holds a 25-point lead among women which is a big gender gap we have seen in any poll between the two this cycle. ohio is the linchpin of any white house strategy. romney can still do it, though the needle he's threading becomes very, very thin if he does lose ohio. the question the political people are asking today is this lead actually ten points? or is it closer to what we have seen in previous polls, which is seven, six, five, four perhaps point lead for barack obama. a lot of republicans are criticizing the polls saying the gop is undersampled, democrats are being oversampled. if you tal
's your policy? >>> we told you about the ohio poll that spells very bad news for mitt romney. what we haven't yet mentioned is florida. florida. yet another one of these tossup states here, the biggest tossup state of all, florida is also breaking obama. obama, you can see, leading mitt romney nine points, nine points now in florida. this is the poll by new york times, cbs news, quinnipiac university. obama's lead in ohio is by ten points. this is -- this is that very same poll. as we talk about the significance here, let's just view it this way. right now, cnn sees obama very likely to win at least 237 electoral votes come election day. were he to win ohio and florida, that would mean re-election for barack obama without having to win any other tossup states, any of them. he would have 284 electoral votes to win. the magic number is 270. romney and obama, no surprise, both are in the state of ohio today. each spoke within this past half hour. i want to play some sound, this is -- we go with the president first. this is a jab at mitt romney for his controversial statement about 47% of
romney speaking at the clinton global initiative, a, he looked very presidential as he gave this address. b, he talked foreign aid and foreign policy, and i want to get your take on his word. look, we spend a lot of money on foreign aid around this world. are we doing it the right way? he says no. >> are you running a sound bite or do you want me to just talk? >> i want you to react and let me know. that message he gave was so specific. we're throwing money and social services and not doing the investments. >> there's no doubt that the united states can be doing it in a much more effective way. a lot of the foreign aid, and it's really a tiny percentage of the overall u.s. budget, people think that u.s. foreign aid is enormous. if it's 1%, that's a lot. 's not even that much sometimes. it's a relatively small amount of the federal budget every single year, but it's critically important in a lot of developing countries. they need the money. they just need it to be provided in a smarter, more efficient way that will help these folks down the road, and there's some great ideas at the clinto
put mitt romney in a very difficult position. >> yeah, no doubt the obama campaign will be reminding americans of that each and every day until november 6th. let me turn the page, talk foreign policy because i know you and president clinton, you went there as well. here is more sound. this is his take on iran and its nuclear program. and whether, you know, we should take iran at its word that its nuclear program is not about building nuclear weapons. here it is. >> what they're really saying is, in spite of the fact that we deny the holocaust, we threatened israel and we demonize the united states or we do all this stuff, we want you to trust us. in spite of the fact that we won't cooperate with the international regime set up to avoid an arms race in the middle east and set up to avoid nuclear proliferation, we want you to trust us. so they don't have a tenable position. >> do you trust them? do you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this, i don't. >> his argument is, look, why should america be allowed nuclear weapons, why should israel who never admitted they havethem, why suld t b perm
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